Get Away welcomes students

By: Erica Lampert ~Guest Writer~ The Xavier’s Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice (CFJ) hosted its annual Get Away retreat for first-year students. This CFJ event has been ongoing for 20 years and continues to have high attendance from first-year students. The Get Away experience was developed in the 1990s in order to give first-year students a break after their first month at Xavier. “Students should go so that they have a breather within the busyness of the first month of school,” CFJ Director Greg Carpinello said. Past attendees believe that every student should get involved with this trip … Continue reading Get Away welcomes students

How to Avoid Getting Sick

Flu season is nearly upon us, and the only place that may harbor more germs than a daycare is a college campus. Students living in close proximity and bringing their own germs from their home states is a recipe for disaster. Here are some precautions you can take to try and fight infections. Wash Your Hands This may seem silly and obvious, but this is one of the most effective ways to lower your chances of catching something. For those of you who skipped “Handwashing 101,” putting your hands under running water is not washing your hands. You might as … Continue reading How to Avoid Getting Sick

Living Frugally

By: Hollis Conners ~Features Editor~ If there is one thing many college students are constantly thinking about, it’s money: how much they need to pay rent, how much debt they are drowning in and how much they shouldn’t have spent at the bar last weekend. Every cent counts, so here are a few tips and tricks to save up some extra cash and live frugally. General Well Thought Out Advice 1. Ask for student discounts: They are everywhere— Cinemark in Oakley, stores in the Kenwood Mall like JCrew and Madewell and Buffalo Wild Wings are just a few examples. 2. … Continue reading Living Frugally